Medicaid Expansion: Republican Candidates Avoid Reasoned Positions Or Straight Answers

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 15th, 2019 at 5:40 pm

BY: MississippI PEP Staff /

The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Delbert Hosemann, Democrats, Elections, Governor, Insurance, Jim Hood, Leadership, Legislature, Medicaid, Medical Care, Mississippi, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, News, Obamacare, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Republican, Tate Reeves

Democrat candidates for both offices provide definitive answers on their support for expansion. Only one Republican candidate for governor, Tate Reeves, provides a clear answer against expanding Medicaid in Missippi. However, he provided no deeper explanation as to his reasoning except the somewhat generic explanation of “protecting taxpayers.” Where’s the adherence to the conservative principle of […]

Lee Yancey Officially In As Candidate For District 74 House Seat

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 2nd, 2019 at 5:43 pm

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Central Mississippi, Elections, Feature Stories, Lee Yancey, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, Politics, Rankin County, Republican

Yancey is known as an advocate for education, a commitment stemming, in part, from the influence of his mother, who was a teacher. He also is a previous vice chairman of the senate Highways and Transportation Committee. Funding of Highways and Transportation infrastructure promises to be a big focus in the legislature in 2019.

Restrictions On State Retirees, Medicaid Expansion Among Key Political Moves Leading Into 2019

By Bill Crawford | January 1st, 2019 at 7:30 am

BY: Bill Crawford / Mississippi Business Journal

Bill Crawford is a former state legislator and past-president of the Montgomery Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to proactive government sponsored and facilitated economic development. He is a syndicated columnist from Meridian and writes for the Mississippi Business Journal and several other publications across the state.

Filed Under: Commentary, Education, Elections, Governor, Jim Hood, Legislature, Medicaid, Mississippi, MS Attorney General, MS State Government, Opinion, PERS, PERS, Phil Bryant, Politics, Republican, SLRP, Tate Reeves

The big time jockeying for the Reeves vs. Hood battle (for governor) has begun.

Stennis Institute Report Dissects Vote Totals from US Senate Race.

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 18th, 2018 at 6:33 am

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Filed Under: Chris McDaniel, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Democrats, Elections, Federal Government, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Politics, Republican, US Congress

The Stennis Institute has provided a recap with some visualizations to help those interested learn a little more about the election results. General Election Overview The special election resulted in a near-even vote for Hyde-Smith and Espy, with each receiving approximately 41% of the vote. McDaniel received 16.5%, and Bartee wrapped up the field with […]

District 6 State Rep. Dana Criswell Announces Bid For Re-Election.

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 10th, 2018 at 6:40 pm

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Filed Under: Andy Gipson, Dana Criswell, Elections, Leadership, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, Olive Branch, Politics, Public Service, Republican

State Rep. Dana Criswell officially announced today he would seek re-election to the Mississippi House of Representatives.

Desoto Freshman Representative Robert Foster Expected To Announce Bid For Governor.

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 6th, 2018 at 3:00 am

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Filed Under: Desoto County, Elections, Events, Governor, Legislature, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, North Mississippi, Politics

A Desoto County State House Representative will make an announcement Tuesday, December 11. Robert Foster’s announcement begins at 5:00. The event will be held at 2467 Memphis Street in Hernando, MS. At the venue 1 Memphis Street Foster is expected to announce his bid for Governor of Mississippi.

Anti-Abortion Group Announces 5-Figure Ad Buy To Help Save Hyde-Smith’s Campaign, Attack Espy

By MississippI PEP Staff | November 21st, 2018 at 1:02 am

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Filed Under: Abortion, Campaign Finance, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Elections, Federal Government, Mississippi, News, Political Action Groups, Politics, Pro-life, US Congress

Women Speak Out PAC will release a series of digital ads targeting Democrat Mike Espy for his support of abortion. Espy is running against GOP Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, who was appointed to succeed former Senator Thad Cochran who retired.

Exactly What We Need: Senator Chris McDaniel Will Only Owe The People Of Mississippi

By Ryan Walters | November 2nd, 2018 at 9:06 pm

BY: Ryan Walters / Mississippi PEP Contributor

Ryan Walters is a life-long Mississippian from Jones County. He is a professor of history holding a bachelor and master’s degree in American history from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is the author of "The Last Jeffersonian: Grover Cleveland and the Path to Restoring the Republic." Find more of his writing at MississippiConservativeDaily.com

Filed Under: Campaign Finance, Chris McDaniel, Commentary, Contributor, Elections, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Opinion, Politics, Ryan Walters, US Congress

Should he win election in November, Chris McDaniel would be perhaps the freest and most independent member of the US Senate.. McDaniel will owe them nothing! He will only owe the people of the state of Mississippi who hired him as their man in the US Senate. And this is how the system was supposed to work in the first place, before US elections were awash in cash.

Hiding Appointed U.S. Senate Candidate To Avoid Public Scrutiny Is An Affront To Our Entire Political System

By Steve Crampton | October 29th, 2018 at 9:12 am

BY: Steve Crampton / Mississippi PEP Contributor

Prior to founding his own firm, Steve Crampton served as Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel for Liberty Counsel, and as Chief Counsel for the American Family Association Center for Law & Policy. He has served as lead counsel in numerous reported decisions in state and federal courts. Steve lives in Tupelo, MS.

Filed Under: Chris McDaniel, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Commentary, Contributor, Elections, Ethics, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Opinion, Politics, US Congress

Voters are prevented from getting the information we need about Cindy Hyde-Smith. Instead, they churn out sleek TV commercials and unleash attack ads against Chris McDaniel. Her campaign is long on emotion and mud-slinging and short on facts and issues.

Cindy Hyde-Smith Dishonors Vietnam Vets, Skips Out On Speech And Laying Of Wreath

By Ryan Walters | October 27th, 2018 at 9:44 pm

BY: Ryan Walters / Mississippi PEP Contributor

Ryan Walters is a life-long Mississippian from Jones County. He is a professor of history holding a bachelor and master’s degree in American history from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is the author of "The Last Jeffersonian: Grover Cleveland and the Path to Restoring the Republic." Find more of his writing at MississippiConservativeDaily.com

Filed Under: Central Mississippi, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Commentary, Contributor, Democrats, Elections, Ethics, Events, Feature Stories, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Opinion, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Ryan Walters, US Congress

One of the traveling Vietnam walls made an appearance this weekend in Flora, Mississippi. Appointed US Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith was scheduled to speak at the event on Saturday, October 27 and to lay a wreath at the wall in honor of those who perished. Instead, she blew off the veterans to make an appearance at a “biscuits and jam” event in Union and a chamber of commerce event in Pontotoc.

As if this weren’t bad enough, Hyde-Smith didn’t even bother to notify the event’s organizers that she would not be attending.